I am one to literally FREAK out about going on vacation and not be able to work out. I know, go figure, it’s supposed to be a vacation – right??? Anyway, this doesn’t mean that you have to pick up on my freakish ways. This post is also for the traveling career women, or anyone who likes to remain active while taking some vacation time. I’m not meaning hit the gym wherever you go. I’m meaning, MAKE IT FUN!
When I leave for vacation in June I’m planning on packing a few things to take with me. Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred DVD (they are 20 minute workouts), my resistance band, and a deck of cards. Yep, I said that right… a deck of cards.
Here is a fun workout that I picked up from the Biggest Loser:
Grab a deck of cards and get busy. Here’s how:
Face Cards = 10 Reps
Ace’s = 1 minutes break
Diamonds = Push Ups
Hearts = Lunges
Spades = Crunches
Clubs = Reverse Crunches
Shuffle the deck, flip over the first card and do what you see. For example say I flip over an 8 of diamonds. I would then drop and do 8 pushups. Take minimal breaks if possible between cards.
My husband and I have done this while watching American Idol. We love it. Give it a whirl!
Don't forget to check out Debbie at Heart Choices and Sandy at God Speak's Today. Sandy is starting something new so that other women can participate in our Fitness Friday. Go see what they all have to say!
Also, I will be announcing the Gettin' Fine in '09 Challenge Winner this Monday. She has worked her tail off, so look to read more about her!